American relief efforts for Ukrainian war refugees in 2022 echoes a previous campaign in Schuylkill County during World War I.
Schuylkill County’s Civil War veterans signed resolutions supporting American entrance into World War I – April 1917
The aging veterans who were the first to arrive at the US Capitol in April 1861 pledged their loyalty to the Union once more as America entered World War I.
“1917” – A film experience that brings the horror of World War I to life
A scene from the film mirrors the experience of a Coal Region doctor who served with the British in WWI.
“First Lykens Boy Enlisted in World War”
The Lykens Standard reports on Charles Buffington joining the Army in April 1917 while encouraging others to volunteer.
“I am going to stick and protect the stars and stripes” – A World War I Soldier’s Letter
Leroy Temple writes home to Elizabethville, Pennsylvania from his training camp at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1917.